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John Riggins

Robert John Riggins (Diesel, Riggo) (twitter: @riggo44)

Position: RB
Height: 6-2    Weight: 230 lbs.

Born: August 4, 1949 in Centralia, KS
High School: Centralia
College: Kansas   (school history)    (Riggins college stats)
Drafted by the New York Jets in the 1st round (6th overall) of the 1971 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 91 (195th overall since 1950)
1-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1992, finalist in 1991

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John Riggins 1974 Touchdown Log

7 Touchdowns

5 Rushing, 2 Receiving, 2 Go-Ahead, Long of 13 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
Jets7
Chargers3
Colts2
Bills1
Dolphins1
Road4
Home3
Sunday6
Monday1
1st1
2nd5
3rd1
3 or fewer yards4
4-9 yards2
10-19 yards1
Joe Namath2

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 3 1974-09-29 NYJ @ BUF L 12-16 2 Rushing 13 Trail 0-10 Trail 6-10
2 4 1974-10-07 NYJ @ MIA L 17-21 3 Receiving 9 Joe Namath* Trail 0-14 Trail 7-14
3 12 1974-12-01 NYJ SDG W 27-14 1 Receiving 4 Joe Namath* Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
4 12 1974-12-01 NYJ SDG W 27-14 2 Rushing 3 Lead 10-0 Lead 17-0
5 12 1974-12-01 NYJ SDG W 27-14 2 Rushing 2 Lead 17-0 Lead 24-0
6 14 1974-12-15 NYJ @ BAL W 45-38 2 Rushing 1 Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
7 14 1974-12-15 NYJ @ BAL W 45-38 2 Rushing 2 Lead 14-7 Lead 21-7